Factors Associated with Size and Proportionality at Birth in Term Jamaican Infants.
Journal of Health Population and Nutrition 2003, June, 21, 2
Journal of Health Population and Nutrition
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INTRODUCTION Twenty million infants with low birth-weight (2,500 g) are born each year in developing countries, representing 16% of all births (1). The majority of these infants are born at term and are growth-retarded (1,2). Intrauterine growth retardation is associated with increased mortality and morbidity (3,4) and may also lead to later developmental and behavioural deficits (5,6). It is important to understand the factors that contribute to growth retardation in different populations to devise appropriate interventions to improve maternal and infant outcomes.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published:Jun 01, 2003
- Publisher: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 25 Pages
- Language: English